After retiring from the ministry, I continued a habit I had relied on for decades. I kept a calendar/workbook to organize my activities, and compile important records I would need at the end of the year.
During the first eleven years of retirement, I traveled as an artist. I also worked on staff in several churches, or served part-time pastoral appointments. In my calendar/workbook, I recorded meetings, visits, events, attendance, and even honorariums. I also had a contact list of key people.
The next stage of retirement involved becoming a caretaker for my wife as she dealt with a severe neurological condition. My notebook came to contain an elaborate network of medical information, providers, and related material.
During this time I also began writing. My calendar/notebook, became the repository for pertinent information and contacts related to publishing.
So, when a question arose Easter Sunday about scheduling something, I reached for my calendar/workbook…
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